For The Record

Before they begin their tenures in the fall semester, the incoming editors-in-chief of the three Richmond Law student-run journals discussed their respective journeys to law school, the benefits of journal membership, and their roles as student leaders. A brief excerpt is below; Richmond Law’s YouTube channel has the full conversation.

Scottie Fralin, editor of Journal of Law and Technology: I realized at one point that not being afraid to be our own biggest advocate — especially in [pursuing] a position like this or any leadership role — that there's no shame in wanting that for ourselves.

Lizzie Patrick, editor of Public Interest Law Review: How people perceive us as leaders is one thing, and how we conduct ourselves is another. You can be politely candid and tough when you need to be and assertive when you need to be, and as long as you're doing your job in good faith, we shouldn't be viewed any differently from anybody else who's doing that, too.

Ashley Phillips, editor of Richmond Law Review: With all of the female leadership around us all the time and getting to see role models — not only the [editors-in-chief] that came before us, but also women like Dean Perdue doing the amazing things that they do — I just think it's about more representation. Not being the exception but just being another leader, not a female leader.